Saturday, March 2, 2013

Life Update

In lieu of the Academy Award season, it seems likely that the general public might believe me to be doing nothing but watching a fine film or nine. This is hardly true. I've also been watching a fine show or 27... and living. I've been doing lots of fine living.

Thus, time for a life update:

You know when you are eight and you think that you will never live to see the day that you are in your twenties. That feeling in youth that each day is a month and each year an eternity suddenly disappears when you turn 20something. Now, it is though the days come and go in a blink of an eye. Monday becomes Friday quicker than it ever used to. The weekend flashes by and another week is lived and lost in a remarkable show of time passing us by.

So, that is what I've been doing. Watching time fly by before I have even had a chance to wave and sing so long farewell auf wiedersehen goodbye.

And yet, somewhere in this loss of time, I seem to watch an absurd amount of television (probably corrolated), write an absurd amount of nothing, read fabulous books, and prepare for the next stage in life. Parenthood.

That's right. I am going to be a parent.

It's a boy!!

And he is a hedgehog.

For those who cared to ask this question. A hedgehog is a breed of some sort of animal that has quills, is exotic, and uber cute.


See. Really cute. 

So, since making the heart decision that I want a hedgehog, my free time has been spent in the research of where to get one and how to care for them. You would be surprised on the great amount of forethought a hedgehog requires. At least for someone who is OCD and a nanny. I study up.

I will be getting my little pet this coming Sunday. He will wear a bowtie instead of a tutu. And he will be awesome. As many times as I click the monitor to make sure the baby is breathing or stare intently at the fish tank, I'm sure I will be a bit anal in the beginning. Fine, anal until the end.

Why a pet? As a part time nanny, I spend a lot of time at home...by myself...supposedly writing. I've done some research that says owning a pet can extend your life expectancy. They provide fulfillment and accomplishment in an otherwise mundane life. The act of caring for something other than yourself suffocates your selfishness. And since the internet told me to get a pet, I'm getting a pet.

Why a hedgehog? Honestly, I've got no idea. I get these ideas in my head and they just grow until they are attached to my spinal cord. I wanted a dog. But that requires time, training skills, and a plot of grass. Then I wanted a cat, but Roommate cousin was wary of all the hair. So I turned my focus on small animals. Being 20something means that owning a hamster is sort of out of the question. A guinea pig is not much better. Ferrets weird the crap out of me. A teacup pig is really expensive. So...a hedgehog is the obvious choice. It also serves to concur one of my skin crawling fears...lots of little things all congregated in one area. Like ants on a piece of fallen chocolate. Or the nastiness of the inside of a pepper.

Also, hedgehogs are like totally trendy right now. Imagine how popular my instagram page will become when it is inundated with pictures of a cute little hedgehog spinning on a globe or peeking out of an anthropologie teacup...

Alright...other important things to note... I've got nothing.

Nannying again has been great. I couldn't have asked for a better schedule, family and baby to work for. This position is a blessing and I'm very grateful for how well it has worked out thus far.

Lil Sis is back in Chicago after her time abroad in Sverige (Sweden). I'm so glad to have her close by again. (I mention her because I was scolded once for not acknowledging how great she is and what a part of a life update she plays.)

As though I wasn't watching enough t.v. already, I found a new addiction thanks to a fellow blogger (Anna Reads). It is a vlog called the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. And I highly recommend it. I've laughed. I've cried. I've fallen more in love with the wonderful character, Darcy. And each vlog only takes about 5 minutes to watch.

So that is my life. It exists mainly in a very tiny apartment that is overflowing with books, candles and empty bottles of wine.

So long farewell auf wiedersehen goodbye.

1 comment:

  1. 1. Ernie Hemingway is the cutest hedgehog ever on your other post. I adore this. 2. SORRY on Lizzie Bennet Diaries as I know it has probably sucked up hours or you life...but...RIGHT?! IS IT NOT THE BEST? :)

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